Welcome to the first edition of Out and About STYLE Magazine, our monthly fashion, beauty, and lifestyle magazine. I am so delighted about this magazine, but I am even more excited that you’ve joined me here.
There are not many magazines, if any, that are not plastered with celebrities, socialites, and or reality TV stars. Instead of trying to reinvent the proverbial fashion wheel Out and About STYLE is designed to highlight and celebrate the “everyday individual”.
How often do you pick up beauty, fashion and lifestyle magazines and end up thinking, “I can’t look like that”; “I can’t afford that”; or “he/she is able to do that because he/she is a celebrity or is filthy rich. Admit it, many times! Well, at least I know I often get that feeling, and while I don’t mind seeing Kim K in the latest trend on Rodeo Drive. I believe it’s high time we begin the revel in the everyday fashionistas who are oftentimes the hidden gems!
In this magazine our aim is show people that we can all identify with and can get real inspiration from. How? Because they are mainly working class folks like you and I. And if they are a bit further up the food chain, they’ve worked their butts off to get there. I also hope that through this magazine we can also inspire someone to step out and do something they’ve always wanted to do, but for various reasons they’ve not taken the plunge. This will mainly be done through our recurring Features – Fashion and Beauty; Behind the Brand; For the Culture and Lifestyle sections.
I believe there is no better way to launch Out and About Style Magazine than by celebrating the underdogs. In this issue you will meet various beautiful individuals who through courage live with Alopecia and Vitiligo. These individuals are seldom considered your “average beauty” but we do hope that by sharing their stories we will provide a platform for changing the discourse and no doubt inspire others who may be going through similar challenges. We want to do this as a reminder to us all that we are imperfectly perfect and that’s what makes us PHENOMENAL!
In this issue we also go Behind the Brand with Noor Al Tamimi, CEO of one of the UAE’s biggest salon brands. She talks to us about how she managed to build her business from the ground up.
Inside you’ll also find male and female style features, Makeup Madness, book reviews, fitness features including Yummy Mommy and Cross-training; Travel with Leela – our travel blogger and guru; The Cam – Shoe Cam, Bag Cam, Accessories Cam, Beard Gang Cam and also feast your eyes on some Candy in the Candy Cam…… we’ll say no more but you’ll thank us later!
Finally, we want our magazine to be entertaining, informative, and engaging but above all useful.
I hope you will enjoy this first issue. We would love to know if there are any topics you’d like to see covered in the future. Please also send us your feedback and remember to share on your social media channels by using he hashtag #outandaboutstylemag.
Lots of love.